A highly sought after successful business woman and land developer, Graciela Blackstone is a woman who has taken control of her life and paved her own way.
Coming from 5th generation faming family, a descendant of Alex Haley, Blackstone has always taken pride in her heritage and hard work. Now an enstooled Queen in Ghana, the Baltimore native has created and operated businesses in multiple industries.
Over the years, her family owned business, Blackstone Development, was implemental in the construction of well-known Baltimore structures such as Camden Yards. The diverse business woman once owned and operated a restaurant, Cafe Distinction, in downtown Baltimore. She has operated as a licensed Landscaper, Electrician, has served in the U.S. military and even was a Volunteer Fire Fighter for 10yrs.
In 2017, Blackstone was enstooled as Development Queen of Obilieman-Opah and is now working with the government in Ghana to create new, sustainable communities. Her royal title is Naa Adaku Mansa I.